Thursday, August 04, 2005

Bleeding Fingers

I am nearing the end of my latest round of revisions to the manuscript. This round being that I am re-typing it into a fresh, clean Word document, editing and adding bits as I go along. No cut and paste for me. In my mind, I'm frosting a cake, smoothing the icing to create a seamless surface.

I was unsure of how this trick might work at first, but I have found that I know the book now better than I ever have. It has allowed me to re-learn it from the beginning, having all the previous revisions in my head. The last few months have been about blowing it apart and rearranging the pieces, and now it's finally being assembled.

A few steps closer...

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